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To Run and Fly

Since finding my love for flight, I’ve explored as many facets of this incredible mode of transport from the perspective of paragliding as possible. Free flight, paramotoring, speed flying, speed riding, and mini-wing mountain descents. I love all forms of this sport but this year, I came back to the reason I started flying in

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Skiing in Scotland

This piece first appeared on the OS GetOutside site January 2019. Permalink: https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/skiing-in-scotland/ When considering skiing, you most likely think of Chamonix, powder, St Anton, après ski, Whistler, and unaffordable/post-holiday credit card sadness. But what about Glen Coe, Cairngorm, or Scotland’s very own trois vallees: Glenshee? Ptarmigan anyone? Scotland is clearly not the place one

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Visiting Ancient Roman Landmarks

As you can imagine, the city of Rome is the site of several extant landmarks that date back to the ancient Roman Empire. As one of the oldest settled places in the world, Rome has seen the coming and going of several different civilisations. These ancient and varied architectural and cultural influences are what make

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5 Incredible Places In The World To Go For A Run

It can be a little bit painful to get started if it’s not already your thing. But broadly speaking, running is awesome. It’s a good way to get outside, get some exercise, and perhaps best of all explore new areas (in what’s really a surprisingly intimate way). Special or more exclusive trails can be a

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Why I Love to Run

If you had asked me a two years ago whether I liked to run, I would have probably remarked that running is the activity you only do when you’re being chased. I did adventure running for two years in the build up to climbing Everest in 2012, but I still retain the ‘being chased’ quip.

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Getting Outside More

This post forms part 2 of my #GetOutside blog posts for early 2018. If you haven’t read the first one, you can do so using the link here. If you’ve already read part 1 of this article, you’ll know that Ordnance Survey are continuing their GetOutside programme which has the simple overriding aim of increasing

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Getting Outside

It came as quite a shock to me when Ordnance Survey (OS) mailed the other week to say I was one of their #GetOutside ambassadors for the next couple of years. Whilst I would like to think I’ve walked enough country footpaths (I still hold the record for the fastest (mostly) foot powered return climb

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Bicycle Helmets: A Controversial Treatise

As the corner approached rapidly, I started to slow my superleggera racing bike to an appropriate speed to kiss the apex whilst maintaining an modicum of control to avoid the wheel swallowing potholes and the various medium sized rocks littering the little Lincolnshire back road. I was tired; I’d spent the past 2 hours expending

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